Blessed by the Christ while in Russia

Recently, as I watched the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church through a live Internet feed, I was happily reminded of my trip to Scandinavia and Russia in the 1980s. On this trip, I met a tour director who expressed a great deal of tenderness and humility. These qualities were foreign to me, and I discovered that she was a student of Christian Science, which I knew nothing about.

During our group’s travel to Russia, she told me that The Mother Church in Boston was presenting a live videoconference throughout the world. She was so inspired that this global outreach was happening. Because Russia was “closed” at the time, however, the satellite transmission did not reach that country. 

Throughout the trip, this new friend started to explain Christian Science to me. While in Russia, she showed me a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I opened the book and read one sentence, “The depraved appetite for alcoholic drinks, tobacco, tea, coffee, opium, is destroyed only by Mind’s mastery of the body” (p. 406). I completely turned my thought over to this statement and to the fact that divine Mind had total control of my being. I felt my thought yielding to this truth. It was on that day that I had a healing of extreme alcohol dependency. 

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